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Drumcorps

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Massachusetts, United States (2003 – present)

Aaron Spectre started off playing drums and going to all ages shows in the wasteland of suburban Massachusetts. In 2003 he dropped out of college and relocated to Berlin, Germany, to launch his music career. He released several vinyl 12”s, and soon found a following playing at squats and raves around Europe. Spectre founded Drumcorps to synthesize the unlikely mix of music production values and the raw power of American . The result is not for everyone, but to Drumcorps’ devout fans, it delivers: Drumcorps shows are notoriously high-energy, cathartic affairs.

Drumcorps’ debut full-length, Grist, won an Award of Distinction at the 2007 Prix Ars Electronica, a prestigious yearly prize whose past winners include Aphex Twin, Chris Cunningham, and Peter Gabriel. 2008 was Spectre’s widest-reaching year to date, with 58,000 miles of travel, gigs on four continents, including return trips to Russia and Japan, and debuts in Mexico, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Spectre spent the better part of 2009 and 2010 putting the finishing touches on a much-anticipated follow up to Grist, as well as resettling in the US.

For Summer 2010, Spectre will be joined onstage by vocalist Leo Miller. Leo came of age in acclaimed San Francisco metal band Animosity. Beginning at the age of 14, he graced stages all over the world for eight years with his signature growl and compelling presence. Leo is the first band member to be added to the Drumcorps stage lineup and will be providing vocals and support on electronics.

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